Wednesday, May 12, 2010

063 Musical Mountaineers

Title: Musical Mountaineers
Studio: Fleischer
Date: 5/12/39
Directed by
Dave Fleischer
Animated by
Thomas Johnson
Harold Walker
Series: Betty Boop
Running time (of viewed version): 6:05

Synopsis: The Hatfields and the Peterses are feuding, and Betty Boop gets caught up in it when her car runs out of gas on Peters land, where she has to dance until they give her moonshine to leave; a rooster hitches a ride with her.

Comments: The cartoon opens with a reuse of the music from So Does an Automobile (which occurs during a driving sequence). The rooster is interesting looking. I think Mrs Meany in later Lantz cartoons may have been hired away from the Fleischers, based on the woman in this cartoon. Betty has weird long limbs in this. She looks out of place in the cartoon, except when she's scared. She claims her job is dancer. I wonder where the hillbillies learned to play Hawaiian guitar?


  1. I believe this was Betty's last official cartoon. So sad. I love you Betty!

  2. (Three if you count the last in the Betty Boop series, which she isn't in.)

  3. Well, the last good Betty Boop cartoon, anyway (by the late 30s, the musical shorts were pretty much the only ones with enough drive to made up for the Hays Code limitations put on any other possible storylines for Ms. Boop. Plus the musical cartoons kept Pudgy on the sidelines).

  4. The last cartoon with Betty in it, Rhythm on the Reservation, is also concertedly musical.